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Scenario 4

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Remember, models aren't for telling you facts, they're for exploring dynamics. This model apparently explores time travel.
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alexanglin
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Ottawa, Ontario
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DexX
2 days ago
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Looks like a daylight savings changeover error...
Melbourne, Australia
rgloeckner
3 days ago
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Time travel, yes
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Remember, models aren't for telling you facts, they're for exploring dynamics. This model apparently explores time travel.

6-Foot Zone

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Technically now it's a 34-foot zone.
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Technically now it's a 34-foot zone.
lenyschka
10 days ago
Metric system please! :)
tdknox
8 days ago
6' = 1.83m

Sabotage

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So excited to see everyone after my luxury cruise home from the World Handshake Championships!
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GaryBIshop
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Zoe will love this one!
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So excited to see everyone after my luxury cruise home from the World Handshake Championships!

Exa-Exabyte

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To picture 10^18, just picture 10^13, but then imagine you connect the left side of the 3 to close off the little bays.
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JayM
17 days ago
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Heh.
Atlanta, GA
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To picture 10^18, just picture 10^13, but then imagine you connect the left side of the 3 to close off the little bays.

MIT's "Smart Diaper" alerts caregiver when its wet

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MIT researchers outfitted a baby diaper with an RFID tag that emits a wireless signal when the surrounding material gets wet. The wetness "sensor" is actually a type of hydrogel that's commonly found in diapers to absorb liquid. As the hydrogel gets wet, it swells and its conductivity increases, triggering the RFID tag. The RFID tags are printed as stickers for around 2 cents each compared to other Internet-connected diapers in development with reusable sensors that cost as much as $40/each. From MIT News:

Over time, smart diapers may help record and identify certain health problems, such as signs of constipation or incontinence. The new sensor may be especially useful for nurses working in neonatal units and caring for multiple babies at a time...

(MIT AutoID Lab researcher Pankhuri Sen) envisions that an RFID reader connected to the internet could be placed in a baby’s room to detect wet diapers, at which point it could send a notification to a caregiver’s phone or computer that a change is needed. For geriatric patients who might also benefit from smart diapers, she says small RFID readers may even be attached to assistive devices, such as canes and wheelchairs to pick up a tag’s signals.

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satadru
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I was in a conversation with a Korean inventor two years back about getting some version of electronic diapers in the US, but this seems like a better idea.
New York, NY

Further Research is Needed

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Further research is needed to fully understand how we managed to do such a good job.
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codesujal
51 days ago
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So you’re saying you want the trump administration to start writing “scientific” papers...
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Lythimus
53 days ago
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That's the researcher *mic drop*
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Further research is needed to fully understand how we managed to do such a good job.
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